Not Sure When to Book? Check Out These Local Activities at Some of Our Most Popular Vacation Resort Destinations

While all of our destinations are fun no matter what time of the year, it’s great to travel to a place when even the locals are excited for a certain festival or event. Attending a festival or special event is a great way to sample the best of a certain area, whether it’s food, music, or something completely different altogether.

If you’re planning on traveling to certain popular places in the future, you may need to book in March to get the unit you want. Here’s a handy chart telling you the best time to book, and some corresponding events to check out at some of our most popular destinations:

Book now to see these fun events this year:

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

Oct. 3-6, 2018                    15th annual John L. Borom AL Coastal Birdfest, Fairhope
Oct. 11-14, 2018                47th annual National Shrimp Fest
Oct. 27, 2018                      The Original German Sausage Fest, Elberta
November TBD, 2018      World Food Championships

Bella Vista and Hot Springs, Arkansas

August TBD                        Volkswagen Festival, Eureka Springs


August TBD                        Super Summer Cruise
August 23- Sept. 3             Southern Gospel Picnic Fest


August TBD                       Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music and Movement Festival
August 6-9                         50th Annual Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship
August TBD                      Lowcountry Jazz Fest
Sept. TBD                          Charleston Restaurant Week

Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach

August TBD 2018           Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music and Movement Fest
August 6-9, 2018            50th annual Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship
August TBD 2018           Lowcountry Jazz Fest

New Orleans

October TBD                   Beignet Fest
October TBD                   New Orleans Film Festival
October TBD                   Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival
October TBD                   Deutches Haus NOLA Oktoberfest
October TBD                   Krewe of Boo!
October TBD                   Louisiana Seafood Festival


August TBD                    Florida Festival of Chariots
August TBD                    Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators
August TBD                    Wizard World Comic Con
August TBD                    K 92.3 All Star Jam
August TBD                    Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Sept. TBD                        Halloween Horror Nights
October 20-21                 Great Floridian Endurance Fest, Clermont
October TBD 2018         Orlando Film Fest
October TBD 2018         Orlando Latin Food and Wine Fest
October TBD 2018         Orlando Jerk Fest
November TBD               Orlando Greek Fest
December TBD               Citrus Parade

Wisconsin Dells

September TBD               Taste of Madison
Sept. 14-16                        Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival
Sept. 28-30                       Warrens Cranberry Festival
September TBD               Kilbourn City Live Music and Arts Fest

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family, and of course, traveling!

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